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Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (JP) is a direct sequel to Xenoblade Chronicles, releasing on the Nintendo Switch as the third entry in the Xenoblade series. The open-world RPG is due out some time in 2017. It looks to be more story driven than Xenoblade Chronicles X and its art style is more reminiscent of Japanese animation.
The game is about a scavenger named Rex, a Driver, who promised to a Blade named Pyra to seek out Elysium a place known to be a paradise. They aim to achieve this before the death of the Titans, massive beasts that are homes to the various civilizations of their world.
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 was first revealed during the Nintendo Switch presentation on January 12, 2017, the presentation only featured a trailer of the game in Japanese.
End of the soundtrack recording
On August 10, 2017, the Twitter account of Yasunori Mitsuda, a composer of the game, announced that the development team finished the recording of the soundtrack of the game.
On August 25, 2017, a new gameplay sequence was shown at the Gamescom 2017. The sequence put emphasis on the new battle possibilities that the new Blade mechanic offer, a new area was also shown and bits of quests could also be seen during the presentation.
On September 5, 2017, a dedicated section was opened on the American version of the Nintendo website. This section reveal new details on the story of the game and the characters featured in it.
Nintendo Direct (9/13/2017)
During the Nintendo direct that was broadcasted on September 13, 2017, an extended presentation of the game and its world was shown and a collector edition was announced.
Milan Games Week 2017
During the 2017 edition of the Milan Games Week, a new gameplay sequence was shown, dduring the sequence new Blades were shown and more of the quest system as well as the exploration gameplay.